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Data Driven

Try to imagine the conditions present at every single point in the world’s oceans, at every single second. On the surface. Just beneath the surface. Far beneath the surface. With a slowmoving current. With a fast-moving current. With an easterly current. With a northerly current. With a cool temperature. With a cooler temperature. With high salinity. With higher salinity. For every single point in the oceans, at every single second.

“It’s a huge, huge data set,” says Thomas Peacock, a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of

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